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n. ( pl.manubria) 1. the upper section of the breastbone (see sternum). It articulates with the clavicles and the first costal cartilage; the second costal cartilage articulates at the junction between the manubrium and body of the sternum. 2. the handle-like part of the malleus (an ear ossicle), attached to the eardrum. —manubrialadj.

1. the upper section of the breastbone (see sternum). It articulates with the clavicles and the first costal cartilage; the second costal cartilage articulates at the junction between the manubrium and body of the sternum. 2. the handle-like part of the malleus (an ear ossicle), attached to the eardrum.

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